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A portable HD Radio for your troubles, sir?

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/hdraddd.jpg" /> This is the portable radio that's supposed to rescue HD Radio from obscurity. It was <a HREF="http://www.orbitcast.com/a

More numbers show that Apple sold a whole bunch of iPod touches during the holidays

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/touchsale.jpg" /> Numbers from two online firms show that iPod touch usage “<a HREF="http://apple20.blogs.fortune.cnn.com/2009/01/10/i

The RIAA won't find ISPs so eager to cooperate with its new anti-piracy scheme

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/photos/riaaisp.jpg" /> The <a HREF="http://www.crunchgear.com/2008/12/19/the-riaa-will-stop-its-policy-of-filing-lawsuits-every-2-seconds-but-now-its-wo

Paul McCartney isn't afraid of DRM-free digital downloading of his latest album

Paul McCartney’s previous album, Memory Almost Full, may have been, in so many words, complete garbage, but you have to give credit to the man for his latest endeavor, a new album from his elect

Bang & Olufsen's BeoSound 5: looks daft, but hey

First, I have this to say about it: if this device works as well as its website, I hope it’s banished to the innermost receses of the earth. Please, web designers: no more autoplaying music and

Dell MP3 player plans getting canned? Hopefully?

The world has too many MP3 players – what? it does – and manufacturers need to move on rather than developing an “iPod killer” which is what Dell might be doing. According to t

MySpace CEO: Yeah, we'd like to make our own portable media player one day

Did you hear the news? MySpace is thinking about creating its own portable media player! Reuters seems to think that such a player would be in competition with the iPod, which we all know is a lie: th

Wal-Mart's revamped online music store plays nicely with Mac, Linux

Amazon MP3 and iTunes—the only two online music stores that really matter—have another competitor to worry about now that Wal-Mart has re-launched its own music store. The “new and impro

Opinion: The SanDisk SlotMusic player is a good idea

My good friend Peter Ha isn’t sold on the Sandisk SlotMusic hoopla (see his post here). I think it’ll work, though. You have to approach it from the mindset of the casual consumer for it to make s

Twinned MP3 player: Now you and that special someone can share the same playlist

My word, actual innovation coming for a digital audio player. It’s certainly been a while. It’s called the Twinned MP3 player, and its gimmick is that it’s actually two separate play

Alert: Sansa Fuze now plays FLAC

Flickr’d You know what the $100 Sansa Fuze does that the $150 iPod nano doesn’t? It plays FLAC and OGG, now that SanDisk has released updated firmware for the little player. (Apple Lossles

iTunes 8.0.1 released: Bug fixes, ahoy

Just a quick note regarding iTunes. Apple has updated it to version 8.0.1, and this release fixes a few quirks that no doubt annoyed some of you. The bug that caused iTunes to copy over HD versions of

Now Sony Ericsson has a mobile music store: Play Now Plus

Get ready for yet another mobile music store, this time from Sony Ericsson. Yup, that company’s still around. SE will launch Play Now Plus in “a few weeks” in Sweden. The music service will

Confirmed: Amazon MP3 on the T-Mobile G1: 89 cents per song

That mobile Amazon music store rumor? Totally true. Yeah, so Amazon just confirmed the existence of a mobile music store for Android-based cellphones. It’s essentially a pint sized version of Am

A rumor: Amazon to have mobile music, movie store for Android

Another day, another movie and music store. This time, though, it’s for Android-based phones; today is Android Day, in case you forgot. Right, so it looks like Amazon has struck a deal with Goog

SanDisk's slotMusic: microSD cards preloaded with music

SanDisk and the RIAA sure do hope y’all aren’t “finished” with physical media-based music playback. If you are, then this whole slotMusic venture will end up being a waste of everyone&

Memory foam neck pillow with built-in speakers

It’s all about convergence. It’s all…about…convergence. Howsabout a sweet memory foam neck pillow with built-in speakers? Plug in your portable audio player or, hell, plug it right into your c

Mobiola xPlayer adds Internet radio support for BlackBerry

It’s not just iPhone users who can listen to the radio while toolin’ about their fine city. A just-released (well, re-released, kinda) application for the BlackBerry called the Mobiola xPl

With the closing of Yahoo's music download store, old DRM'd songs now useless

Oh, Yahoo. Why do you make it so hard to like you? Take this story. Yahoo is shutting down its music download store at the end of September, including the DRM validation servers. Without DRM validatio

Sweet Honey: The MP3 player concept with built-in aroma therapy

Can you tell it’s summertime yet? This delightful little concept that’ll never actually be manufactured, called Sweet Honey, combines aroma therapy with lossy MP3s, which just has to be a
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